Monthly Archives: July 2012

Ben Macdui and the Anson Crash

Today I am off to the Cairngorms and hoping to enjoy the fine weather forecast. I hope to visit the Avro Anson Crash very near the summit of Ben Macdui which has a memorial to the crew who all died … Continue reading

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Strathconon – Definately A glen for all Seasons.

Strathconon is certainly a ‘Glen For All Seasons‘. This neglected glen is a wonderful place to be and only  a few miles from Inverness it can be neglected as the better known glens for mountaineers hide the Munros, Strathfarrar, Cannich, Affric … Continue reading

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Tales from the Bothy – The East to West Of Scotland winter 1978.

The photo above is of myself Jim Morning and Terry Moore during a Walk across Scotland in November 1978 just before some big snows came, blocking the A9 and making life very difficult on the hill. The previous year we … Continue reading

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Summer 2012: Sandy Allan, Rick Allen the 1st ascent of Nanga Parbat via the Mazeno Ridge.

I am sorry but I missed this as I have been so busy, this successful expedition by two local Scots in the  Summer 2012: Sandy Allan, Rick Allen and Cathy O’Dowd attempted the 1st ascent of Nanga Parbat via the … Continue reading

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Farewell Kinloss MRT – welcome Lossiemouth MRT.

There was a wee gathering last night to celebrate a unique history of Mountain Rescue that very few if any others Mountain Rescue Team can match. When you looked around and consider the amount of footsteps that have been taken … Continue reading

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RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue – Thanks for the memories!

Above is a pie-chart of RAF KINLOSS Call -outs  1944 -2012. So many years of saving lives! Call – outs total of  1070 – rescued 1888 over the years. A unique history of some of Scotland’s incredible rescues from the past to the present … Continue reading

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Catching up after three days at Carrbridge in the Cairngorms.

Today more great weather on Meall A’ Bhuachaille a grand hill overlooking the North side of Loch Morlich with some of the best views in the  Cairngorms. It was a short day but this is a fantastic few hours on … Continue reading

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